Bryggens MuseumBryggens Museum was built to preserve, contain and exhibit archeological material from medieval Bergen and western Norway.
At the core of the collection are the findings from the excavations of 1955-1969 as well as archeological examinations of the 70s and 80s.
The two permanent exhibitions "Middelalderbyen – Bergen omkring 1300" and «De eldste bygårdene – Bygningsrester fra byens første århundre» tell us of Bergen - a medieval metropol.
Around 1300AC Bergen was the largest city in the country, a cosmopolitan tradecenter, the king's seat, and the church center for central western Norway. The city had a rich cultural life, filled with tradesmen and craftsmen of all fields.
Bryggens Museum offers a cafè as well as a museumshop.